BJP national president JP Nadda has exuded confidence that the saffron part will win the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.
“The kind of support people have shown towards the BJP government in Manipur, I am very confident that BJP will retain power in the state,” said JP Nadda.
Nadda is on a two-day tour of Manipur to take stock of the BJP’s preparedness for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.
He also met MPs and MLAs of the ruling coalition and other BJP workers in the state.
The BJP national president has asked all the MPs and MLAs of the ruling coalition to ensure better coordination between party and government.
Nadda’s visit to Manipur comes amid growing discontent among BJP MLAs against incumbent chief minister Biren Singh.
There is resentment among tribal legislators and demands from BJP allies for more portfolios in the state cabinet.
MLAs of BJP’s ally, the NPP (National People’s Party) seem to be unhappy with the “unilateral functioning” of chief minister Biren Singh.
Manipur is among the six BJP ruled states that will go to Assembly elections next year.
JP Nadda on Sunday offered prayers at the Shri Govindji Temple in Manipur’s Imphal.
Nadda was accompanied by Manipur chief minister Biren Singh.
Earlier on Saturday, while addressing a public rally at Manipur’s Bishnupur, he called the state the “gateway for Atmanirbhar Bharat”.